Intel has unveiled details about a new solid-state drive (SSD) storage module that combines the company’s Optane technology with Intel’s quad level cell (QLC) 3D NAND technology in a single form factor.
The Intel Optane memory H10 module enables the Optane technology to be expanded to thin and light notebooks and space-constrained desktop form factors such as all-in-one PCs and mini PCs. The module eliminates the need for a secondary storage device and compared to a standalone 3D NAND SSD system, the module enables both faster access to frequently used applications and files with better responsiveness, Intel said.
With the combination SSD, users will be able to launch documents up to two times faster while multitasking, launch games 60% faster while multitasking and open media files 90% faster while multitasking, Intel said.
The Intel Optane memory H10 will come in capacities of 16 GB of Optane memory with 256 GB of storage; 32 GB Optane memory and 512 GB of storage; and 32 GB Optane memory and 1 TB of storage.